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Jan 12, 2013 4:30pm EST
is not lost. the american government, the obama administration's trying to do what it can to stabilize things, but it's lost a lot of influence with iraq with the departure of american forces, one thing the american forces did give the united states was more clout inside iraq. >> talk about the release of a man accused of killing american soldiers, this issue that you write about in your book, the end game, but also news that came out in november about the relief of ali musa; is that correct? >> guest: yeah. well, there's a number of events that i think worked against american interests in iraq, and the case you cite is one of them. he is not an iraqi. he's a lebanese-hezbollah operative who was sent into iraq at the best of the iranian's cud force because hezbollah is supported by iran for the purposes of training shiite militias fighting american troops. he was captured by leaders in a raid conducted by the brits in which there was an american presence held in detention by the united states, but then under the status of forces agreement, he was handed over to the iraqis. >>
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
republican congress is committed to barack obama's downfall in his first term. he did work with them and also machiavellian maneuvers that he had outlasted them and he outmaneuvered them. they refused to confirm any of his appointments and then there was a famous massacre they called it the more the city council had a meeting and they didn't have a quorum because there were three members who had been arrested or indicted or convicted of various kinds such as insurance fraud and fixing races at a local tribe. to buddy used that. "the l.a. times" came to town and did a feature about him and he said in the general population, something like one in 10,000 on the providence city council is one in eight. the genius of buddy as he could connect with people. your charm, charisma. he'd walk in to reminisce there were a hundred people coming into the election, he'd go to the one that hated him and when that person over and invariably he could. they said he would go to the opening of an envelope that he would show up in any event. our member be make a reporter at the providence journal, not coverin
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
believe the barack obama got it partially because she dragged the research. we have reason to believe that he would be advisers read this book and they got the move quickly so imagine there was a feeling in the administration to put health care off until things settle down a little bit. the point man for health care had a tax problem. he was suddenly no one great part of the administration team and a lot of people said its february of the first year let's put this off. some of the people in the room put it off and it never passed. now imagine if they had put it off to the point where bill clinton actually put health care on the congressional hopper that would be the first month of the second year january of 2010 what happens in january of 2010? scott brown wins the special election and health care would never have passed. lesson number one, move fast. there's lots of other lessons. one of our favorites is learn to lose. often you lose a case, but what do you do with your loss? example, harry truman loses health care, he fights like mad but he gets nowhere, she was terrible. he
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 5:30pm EST
think? >> i think somebody is an idiot. i think that there was a big debate about this when obama was selected by the democrats and sort of died down now. but the idea is that we are beyond noticing or thinking about issues of race. i guess that's what that means. and obviously we aren't. i mean, there are too many things that happen. even the presence of president obama in the white house and his family races racial questions for some people. so that while we may be on the way some day to be post racial, i think it's fair to say we're not now. >> do you have a relationship with barack obama at all? >> not really, no. >> "and justice for all," by mary francis berry. it's her most recent book. professor here at the university of pennsylvania. former chairwoman of the u.s. commission on civil rights. here's a history of the u.s. commission on civil rights. marrymary francis berry on booktv on c-span2. >>> booktv is on facebook. like us to interact with booktv guests and viewers. watch videos and get up to date information on events. ..
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
won an election. let's face it. the reason people like barack obama is he is cool. he beat a war hero, community activist, organizers beat a war hero four years ago. how does that happen? because he was cool. it was cool to vote for him. the culture embraces fake coolness over real achievement. kids would rather play astronaut than be one. more interesting in being famous than being an actor and actually doing something. there is a real where big bright spot to president barack obama being re-elected. it's like tearing off of off the band-aid. if he lost, he would be back four years later and he would be 45% more grayer, which makes him more trustworthy. so we're uncool. that's the way we are. that's how we are. don't believe that. i look at our message. what is our message? we like to build things. making things is cool. what's wrong with that? we like to open stuff. that's good. competition is awesome. the liberal view, self-esteem is better. it's better to feel self-esteem without competition. that doesn't work. the highest incidence of self-esteem can be found in prison. i th
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
with the obama campaign or the obama administration? >> well, in 2008, on the obama campaign, i was the first videographer, something i carry ied into the first two years in the white house. the last cycle, i did not work on the campaign formally or at the white house. i worked in the new and strange murky world of super packs and pacs and independent expenditures. >> talk about the campaign in 2008. how were you hooked up with the president? >> well, you know, there was an ad on craig's list -- no, that's not the case. there was a place of right place, right time. a friend of mine was working at cnn as a documentary producer. that's a more normal path into politics, as much as i was interested, i was a fiction filmmaker, not first on anyone's list. she knew i was passionate about politics and wanted to get involved, brought me in, and then i hit it off with the senator and traveled, you know, inside the bubble. >> how long did you do anything? was it 24/7 for you for awhile? >> you know, especially in -- on the campaign, it really felt like 24/7. i was living in chicago, but i was
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 5:15pm EST
obama students, pro running students came out under the campus and demonstrated the right. they can do that. and a handful of students were screaming out racial slurs. putting that in context, the next day three times that amount of people showed up for a candlelight ceremony protesting the incident the night before. so mississippi was mississippi is moving. but you're right. there is more and more that should come and talk about it. you can get a balanced picture that their view of the south may not be the correct view today. it is not just a bunch of rioters throwing bricks. thank you. >> can you talk a little more about social security details? and i assume you were chosen for that. to you know why you were chosen? how did it end? >> thank you. i was the lead jeep in my battalion once we landed to go down sarah oxford. we were not prepared. i had to -- do your best. this is up for i have some not -- this is after i asked him about a map. armies have maps of central europe bread russian tanks will come across, park benches to my fire and utterance. we did not have a map to get that f
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
destruction just like a republican congress is to barack obama's downfall in his first term. he had to work with those guys and he did work with him. he also machiavelli and university had, he outlasted them. he outmaneuvered them. they refuse to confirm any of his appointments and then there was the famous massacre they called it where the city council at a meeting and they didn't have a quorum because there were three members who had been arrested or indicted or convicted of various crimes such as insurance fraud. and fixing races at a local
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 3:55pm EST
hidden story of change in the obama era." and it is, it is a book about change. and so let me talk a little bit about obama, his day, and it was really his vision of change. um, you know, there are kind of three interesting questions that you could ask about obama as an author. i think one of them is sort of is this obama guy for real, right? i mean, you know, we see him, he's this kind of no drama obama, the cerebral, low blood pressure, comfortable in his skin sort of aloof, kind of comically reasonable alpha male, right? but then there's this other literature out there where he's this, you know, kind of insane right-wing socialist -- left-wing socialist. [laughter] that in the right-wing literature. and then even in the mainstream he's often kind of this feckless, bumbling, can't do anything right guy whenever the economy is bad and his approval ratings are bad. my sort of spoiler alert is that in my book the obama's kind of that same guy you read about. the sort of left-of-center technocrat, pragmatic, data-oriented, kind of this biracial nate silver with some swag, i guess. [lau
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
down the road so we expect whatever obama wants because otherwise we have failed to fiscal cliff and how can you be a patriot if you don't do what the fiscal cliff requires. it is much like the land of the wizard of oz where there will be this person hiding behind a machine who will say, raise taxes now. if you don't raise taxes now, you violate the fiscal cliff. do any of you want to be the person who stands up and destroys america by averting the fiscal cliff? you want to go on the national networks and explain that you don't care that america is going to die late on thursday? it's all right if that's the kind of person you are. let the police know that now because we will never schedule you. you'll never be on television because after all you are clearly weird. [laughter] so let me say that there is no fiscal cliff. there are conservatives and republicans are demoralized. get over it. we did a number of stupid things. we faced a those who worked harder, were smarter than we were, one of ronald reagan's most important statements was february of 1975 in washington at a conservative
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 8:15am EST
the obama years and actually whether we're getting any stronger or whether we're in a more precarious position now than we've been before. >> host: mary in corpus christi, texas, you're on booktv with david roth cob of -- rothkopf. >> caller: mr. rothkopf, i find this conversation very interesting. i was wondering if you could comment on the reckoning that is to come a little bit? >> guest: well, i think one dimension of the reckoning that lies ahead is, in fact, the competition between capitalism. right now in the united states we have, you know, coming out of a period where we've been the ascending power, we've been the ones who have sort of set the standards for how markets and governments should work together. but clearly asian economies are driving and growing faster, and their version of capitalism -- which has a much bigger role for government, which has government playing a more of a strong-handed role in sort of picking winners and losers in determining who gets educated and how they get educated -- those forms of capitalism seem to be gaining the upper hand in the global deb
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 11:00am EST
that a lot. >> thank you for coming. jefferson question and an obama question. when jefferson's time camelot of new territory into the united states the question of whether it would be slave or free, what were the political factions that were tugging at jefferson and what political considerations ultimately led to his decision whether the new territory with the slave or free anti obama question, he talked about the president has -- what do you say to him? >> i have never been invited so i don't know. bob carroll, we look alike. as i like to say to bob, my guys died along time ago. it is a great question. jody kantor has been riding on this. what i have heard about obama is like all presidents you get behind that desk which is an unparalleled experience as president kennedy said to david herbert donald one day, the great historian, donald comes in, one of those rankings of presidents came out, kennedy didn't like it and he said no one, he pointed at his desk, no one has the right to judge anyone, even for james buchanan, who hasn't sat at that descant seen what he has seen and de
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
population fell for the empty montra of hope and change. the obama administration was going to be that transcendent administration that brought us all together. that is why barack obama earned the white house because he said he was going to be the great uniter. remember that beautiful inaugural address? it was glorious. he said to conservatives, i want to listen to you, especially when we disagree. okay. nice, beautiful, beautiful idea. he was going to meet with conservatives in congress once a week. that was a great idea too. he meant twice, twice, two times. three days after that beautiful speech, the conservatives in congress came to the white house, and they had a meeting, and eric cantor, congressman from virginia, articulated the conservative perspective on increasing taxes, that we shouldn't do it. you know what obama said three days after he said i'll listen to you, especially when we disagree. he said, you lost, i won, i trump you on that. he said he wants the folks who got us into the mess to do less talking and more listening. you can talk a little bit, but i want you to be
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 3:45pm EST
what they were elected to do, which is to roll back all obama initiatives and cut spending a lot of them thought that the debt ceiling should not be increased. basically they believe that their job is to obstruct barack obama and then once there is a republican president in place, to have a better business climate with more deregulation or the funding of programs that have never quite been near and dear to them. yes, i think they do believe that. flashing forward a little bit, we have that fiasco of 2011. when we were taken to the brink of a fiscal cliff what we were about to see again, the thinking on the part of the house republicans leadership was maybe our tea party question will realize that compromise is not such a bad thing. the opposite occurred. they went home and the people tend to be the activists of their party and those people tend to be the tea party and they were the ones screaming and asking why did you accept a deal? there have been mixed messages and it is likely that we will see mixed signals from these people. >> the mixed freshmen are members of congress and the
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
sized college team being dropped into the super bowl, and we don't understand this yet. the obama people never quit. they kept offices open in '09, in '10, in '11. i think there were 53 offices in north carolina alone. and this is why i'm doing this six month study at gingrich productions which i've entitled lessons to learn. we don't have lessons learned right now. we don't know what we're talking about. when you see these guys on tv who wasted millions of dollars as consultants explaining what they now think, what you know is they don't. [laughter] because they haven't taken enough time to learn anything. i mean, this is a serious crisis of the conservative movement and the republican party because if we don't figure out the new game, we're not going to be, we're not going to be competitive for a generation or or more. that's how serious it is. i mean, don't assume we're going to win in '16 because we'll nominate some clever person who has the appropriate ethnic background and articulates better than mitt did. mitt got about what mccain got, which was about what dole got, which
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 8:00am EST
the cool against uncool important? it won an election. face it. the reason people like barack obama is because he's cool. he beat a war hero, a community activist, an organizer, beat a war hero four years ago. how did that happen? because he was cool. it was cool to vote for him. the culture embraces fake coolness over real achievement. kids would rather play astronaut than actually be one. it's more interesting being famous than doing something. i will say this. i am -- there is a really big bright spot to president obama being re-lengthed. it is like tearing off a band-aid. if he lost, he would be back for another four years, and 45% more grayer making him more trustworthy. we're uncool. that's how we are. i look at the message. what is our message? we like to build things, making things is cool. what's wrong with that. we like to open stuff. that's good. competition, competition is often the liberal view that self-esteem is better. better to fuel self-esteem than competition. the highest self-esteem is found in prison. i think i made that stat up. [laughter] it's one of those things
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am EST
to his destruction just like the republican congress was committed to barack obama's downfall in his first term. and he had to work with those guys, and he did work with them, and he also machiavellian maneuvers that he had, he outlasted them. and he outmaneuvered them. there was this -- they refused to, um, confirm any of his appointments, and then there was the famous massacre, they called it, where the city council had a meeting, and they didn't have a quorum because there were three members who had been arrested, indicted or convicted of various crimes such as insurance fraud and fixing races at a local track. so buddy used that to kind of engineer a coup in which he took over the city council. and the l.a. times came to town and did a feature about him. and he said that in the general population felons are something like 1 in 10,000 on the city council, it was 1 in 8. he had charisma, he could walk into a room, and if there were 100 people there and one that hated him, he would go to that one person. he would go to the opening of an envelope. i remember being a young reporter at
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 11:15pm EST
he's going to make a good compromise, and i believe president obama has in fact done that. how? >> the president has said and reached out across the aisle on various things with regards to economic reform, tax reform, immigration reform. i think -- while i don't have a crystal ball, i think there is little doubt that the president would be willing to compromise if the other party is willing to meet him part of the way. now the other party's job is to see how much it can get from its side of come and given the issues we've been through such as the fiscal cliff, the fact is there is no way out of these issues without compromise, but i do think that we would see compromise on something like immigration reform because demographics is destiny, and the republicans as well as the democrats recognize that they have to show some support for immigration reform if they are not going to in the case of the republicans move the hispanic population permanently to the republican party. so, the president has already shown willingness to compromise, and all of the data shows that republicans are
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
sheet analysis of things. it will change. i was campaigning for president obama in seattle and was with an amazing supportive housing organization there that showed, they had 23 homeless people, they looked at their medical expenses for the year before they came into the supportive housing and the year after. 23 people they saved their local hospital a million dollars in medical expenses because we all know, it's far more expensive for -- to leave somebody, especially if they have a mental health issue, for more expensive to leave them on the street than to come in and empower this -- the study talked about medical expenses but didn't do this. i went to visit the residents. i met one man who now is volunteering, now was teaching people about cooking, and making contributions. so, we have a backward way of thinking about this. this is why i think over criminal justice system in america is the most -- if you're a republican, that should be your biggest cause to go after because it's big wasteful government. it doesn't need to be that way. if we were empowering people to succeed on th
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
the white house will you tell your friends what was served at dinner what michele obama war? what was a senator really like what obamacare said to you and how the spoon managed to fall into your jacket? today we pick up the cell phone and we have lost that were weak text that we do not describe the ambience or the music field to say cool or jerk and will bayous vowels. 200 years ago we would composed several lengthy letters that provided a context. we know what the weather was on certain days of george's life because he took notes of the of whether. we know how many heads of cattle he slaughtered because he wrote it down. the internet provides a great way for us to do research about traveling around the world. it provides a way to connect people but also with new technology we could lose a lot. historians will have a rough time. but today we are extra cognizant of the impact of the damning letter. they were historic for some extent. later in life toward washington tried to collect and edit his earlier letters he was up for speller. he tried to collect letters to rewrite them to lo
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 12:00am EST
happen and take steps to protect our industries from those kinds of unfair practices. the obama administration just in the last year has finally levied some stiff penalties in the whole solar area. but the fact is the horse is out of the barn on this issue several years ago. and it's hard to see whether or not that industry will ever recover from the damage done by those practices. >> host: henry in illinois e-mails in: i feel so disillusioned hearing what you have to say, and yet as a consumer i feel like america has experienced such great progress and prosperity since the 50es when i was born -- '50s when i was born. do you see america in decline, or do we continue to improve in spite of ourselves? are you optimist inabout america? >> guest: i'm decidedly pessimistic. one quick one, we haven't even touched, we didn't touch on any of the books. but if you do any reading, you can see this truck coming down the road, and that is robots. for so long robots did one thing, punched a hole or fastened a screw or something. now they do multiple tasks. and once that takes hold, this is
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 9:00am EST
. the obama administration has levied some stiff penalties on the whole solar area but the fact is the horse is out of the barn on this issue. it is hard to see whether the industry will never recover from the damage done by those practices. >> host: henry e-mails i feel so disillusioned hearing what you have to say but as a consumer i feel like america has experienced such great progress and prosperity since the 50s when i was born. do you see america in decline or do we continue to improve in spite of ourselves? are you optimistic about america? >> i am decidedly pessimistic. we haven't touched on any of the books, but if you do any reading on the issue you can see this charge coming down the road and that is roebucks. for so long roebucks did one thing, punched a hole or fashioned a screw or something. now they do multiple tasks. once that takes hold this is going to result in the elimination of untold jobs and you can't complain because it is true productivity and like shipping stuff to china which is a giveaway to corporate america. has nothing to do with productivity. the robots
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 11:00am EST
trust the military, not to trust the joint chiefs. kennedy stood up to those people . >> 2009 obama had the confer result with the generals pressing him on afghanistan, the serbs there. >> into this, but i want to hear you talk about it. as american foreign policy in a grand sense changed and all? it has been over for more than 20 years now. and is the u.s. still seeing the world as its oyster to be cracked open, so the speech? >> it's your own question. >> i want to hear you talk about it. we assume yes. >> again, not a historian. i came to this from the outside, but it's just a heartbreaker. there was a season of pisa ladies with the reagan and gorbachev reaching some agreements on nuclear arms, and then when bush comes into office in january of '89 and of course dukakis was my choice come and he was leading in the race, but be that as a make and a bush comes in. he has a golden opportunity. this is the german moment. this is -- gorbachev is offering and, as he said, and oyster. take all the soviet troops out of eastern europe. he's going to let nato take over germany, united germ
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